Nancy Pelosi asks Vice President Nancy Pence for the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump and threatens to initiate an ‘impeachment’
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to impeach President Donald Trump, suggesting that Congress could begin an impeachment process ( ‘impeachment’) if Pence and the Executive do not act.
“By calling this act seditious, the president has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and our people,” Pelosi censored at a press conference, according to CBS News.
The possibility of making use of the 25th amendment of the United States Magna Carta resonates since the assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters during the joint session in which the United States Congress was preparing to ratify the victory of Joe Biden in the elections November 3.
This amendment, with which the Constitution was updated after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, stipulates in its section IV that the vice president – in this case, Pence – and the majority of the members of the Government can propose in writing to Congress that the President cannot continue in office.
For his part, the Democratic leader in the Senate, Chuck schumer, asks the vice president, Mike Pence, and to the cabinet that they start the 25th amendment to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. “This president cannot be in office another day,” he wrote on Twitter.
“What happened yesterday in the United States Capitol was an insurrection against the United States, incited by President Trump.”
For this reason Chuck Schumer once again puts on the table the 25th amendment of the US Constitution and he points this out to Mike Pence as “the quickest and most effective way – that can be done today – to remove this president from office would be for the vice president to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the vice president and cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress must reconvene to impeach President Trump. “
What is the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution
The 25th Amendment is a mechanism of the US Constitution that was ratified in 1967 after he was assassinated. John F. Kennedy. It is as a tool to replace a representative “That he is not capable of carrying out his powers and duties in his position.” In fact, it was written for cases in which a president could not fulfill his functions due to death or illness. But later it has been used for other cases.
Said amendment establishes that, “in the event of removal of the president from office, death or resignation, the vice president will assume the presidency.” To apply it, the vice president and a majority of the president’s Cabinet should inform Congress in writing that the chief executive is unable to fulfill his task.
On the other hand, the assault on the Capitol by supporters of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, in an attempt to prevent Congress from ratifying the victory of Joe Biden in the November elections has divided the Administration and triggered the resignation of several high positions, without the president having condemned the incidents for now.
Followers of the president, who has promoted the theory of electoral fraud without presenting evidence since the elections, broke into the headquarters of the legislative body on Wednesday afternoon, incidents that have resulted in at least four deaths and that delayed the vote to confirm Biden’s victory at the polls.
Hours before the assault, Trump again denounced an alleged fraud and stressed that “the country will never recover with weakness.” «You have to show strength and you have to be strong. We have to go and ask Congress to do the right thing and only count legally registered voters, “he said, without presenting evidence to back up his accusations.
“I know that everyone will soon be marching towards the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make their voices heard,” he said. Trump, who has not condemned what happened, later published a video in which he asked the assailants, whom he described as “very special people”, not to use violence.
Finally, the proceedings could be resumed hours later and, after rejecting the objections presented by a small group of Republicans led by Ted Cruz to the electoral votes in several states, the vice president, Mike Pence, has proclaimed Biden’s victory.
Pence himself was the protagonist on Wednesday, before the vote, in a distancing from Trump, after rejecting the president’s assertions about his supposed power to revoke the result of the elections in Congress, while calling it “unethical” that the vice president has the authority to carry out this movement.